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Wayne Thorp

author Image Wayne A. Thorp is a vice president and senior financial analyst at AAII and editor of Computerized Investing. Follow him on Twitter at @WayneTAAII.


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Areas of Expertise: computerized investing, stock analysis, stock screening, technical analysis

Twitter Feed: @WayneTAAII

Topics Presented in Speeches: “How to Analyze a Stock,” “Finding a Stock Winner: First Step Screening,” “Computerized Stock Screening & Analysis” and “Stock Screening Using Stock Investor Pro

Biography:
Wayne A. Thorp is a vice president at AAII and the editor of Computerized Investing, a newsletter considered to be the premier publication covering the use of personal computers for financial planning, investment analysis and portfolio management. As a financial columnist for AAII, Thorp has written a column for the AAIIJournal on technical analysis as well as articles on stock screening and analysis. He is also product manager for the Stock Investor Pro computerized fundamental data and screening program and serves on the Stock Superstars Report (SSR) and Dividend Investing (DI) advisory committees.

Thorp is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2002. He has been with AAII since 1997.

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  1. Stock Screens »

    Shadow Stock Rookies: What the Newcomers Look Like

    The price-earnings ratios for the Shadow Stock rookies range from 3.2 for freight carrier B&H Ocean Carriers, to 102.6 for OYO Geospace Corp., a maker of seismic data instruments.

    February 2003 | Journal

  2. Stock Screens »

    Out of Wall Street's Spotlights: AAII's 2003 Shadow Stock Listing

    This year's list consists of 159 companies, including 44 newcomers. Detailed financial data for all 159 Shadow Stocks is available in spreadsheet form in the Download Library area under Files from AAII.

    February 2003 | Journal

  3. The Markets »

    A Look at the Big Picture: Measures of Market Breadth

    The movement of many stocks is not effectively captured by most major market indexes, so many investors turn to market breadth indicators to gain a feel for the full range of stocks participating in the movement of the market.

    January 2003 | Journal

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Quicken 2003 Premier vs. Money 2003 Deluxe

    A head-to-head comparison of the latest incarnations of these two popular personal finance programs.

    January 2003 | Computerized-investing

  5. Stock Screens »

    The Foolish Approach to Investing in Small-Cap Stocks

    The Motley Fool's Foolish 8 method for investing in small caps looks for profitable and rapidly growing companies with strong price momentum.

    November 2002 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Historical Data Providers

    Nineteen vendors that provide past price, volume, and breadth statistics on stocks, indexes, mutual funds, options or futures.

    September 2002 | Computerized-investing

  7. Technical Analysis »

    Illuminating Trends: An Intro to Japanese Candlestick Charting

    In order to draw candlestick charts, you must have open, high, low, and close price data. Without open prices, it is impossible to create true candlestick charts.

    August 2002 | Journal

  8. Stock Screens »

    DRP Stock Characteristics and How to Implement a High-Yield Screen

    During bear markets, dividend-paying value stocks tend to outperform growth-oriented issues. This is echoed by the price-earnings ratios of the DRP and non-DRP universes, 19.6 and 18.9 respectively.

    June 2002 | Journal

  9. Technical Analysis »

    When Nothing Says Something: Understanding Price Gaps

    The size of a gap in trading can provide an indication as to future price activity. The wider the gap, the less apt prices are to follow through in the direction of the gap.

    May 2002 | Journal

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Gauging Market Trends: Market Breadth Data

    How to "read" the market to determine when trends are forming.

    May 2002 | Computerized-investing

  11. Stock Screens »

    An Aggressive Value Approach for Small-Company Investing

    The Oberweis Octagon is a set of rules outlining an approach that seeks to identify rapidly growing companies with prospects for continued future growth, but with stock market valuations that are reasonable given their levels of growth.

    April 2002 | Journal

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Technical Analysis Software

    In-depth review and comparison of 14 of the most popular programs for technical analysis charting and screening.

    March 2002 | Computerized-investing

  13. Stock Screens »

    Shadow Stocks 2002: Small Caps Out of Wall Street's Spotlights

    Stock Screening: By operating out of the spotlight of Wall Street, Shadow Stocks may offer unique opportunities for individual investors. This year, 186 stocks passed the Shadow Stock screens.

    February 2002 | Journal

  14. Stock Screens »

    The Rookies: Characteristics of the Shadow Stock Newcomers

    Stock Screening: One of the hottest sectors in 2001 has been consumer noncyclicals. This year's Shadow Stock Rookies list contains seven such firms.

    February 2002 | Journal

  15. Features »

    Analyzing Volume & Price Ranges Using Equivolume Charting

    Technical Analysis: While heavy volume on an upward price move is usually viewed as a positive sign, heavy trading volume at the end or top of the price move is ignored. An in-depth look at reading equivolume charts to understand volume and price ranges.

    January 2002 | Journal